Reproduces documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, indicating that the Army Corps of Engineers used “a narrow emergency exemption” to resume some border wall construction after President Biden called a halt to wall-building in 2021.
Details sites along the U.S.-Mexico border that are in most dire need of environmental restoration following border wall construction.
Concerns about surveillance technologies that the Biden administration is increasingly installing along the border.
CBP plans to build up to 86 miles of new levee wall along the border in south Texas. Community members respond.
A photo essay from a WOLA staff visit to the Texas-Mexico border, from Del Rio to Brownsville including four Mexican border cities.
“In the year since President Biden halted border wall construction,” the Post reports, “his administration has been developing plans to put its own stamp on Trump’s pet project, principally by remediating some of the environmental destruction.”
A presentation mapping out CBP’s post-Trump administration plans to close border wall gaps and perform environmental remediation in Arizona. (Link at storymaps.arcgis.com)
Maps and other information about proposed border wall segments that would be built in south Texas with prior-year Homeland Security appropriations funds, which the Biden administration has asked Congress to rescind. (link at cbp.gov)
Lays out concerns about tools used for “digital wall” surveillance, biometrics, and hacking and tracking of internet communications.
Outlines of a plan, foreseen in a proclamation issued shortly after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, to cease border wall construction and close out existing projects. (Link at dhs.gov)
The state of wall-building and funding, and options for the Biden administration to cease all construction and repair at least some of the damage.
This compendium of recommendations includes an extensive “migration and border policy” section.
A look at the harms that border wall construction has inflicted in south Texas.
A response to the Trump administration’s celebration of completing a 400th mile of border wall.
Using open-source data and imagery tools, this study documents how border wall construction is harming a fragile desert oasis in a southern Arizona protected area.
An investigation of the section of privately built border wall in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, paid for by an organization whose management is now under indictment for fraud.
A profile of the owner of Fisher Sand and Gravel, a company that has used connections to the President to gain a large share of border wall construction contracts.
An indictment, on fraud charges, of principals from “We Build the Wall,” a non-profit that sought to build sections of private border wall using donors’ money. (Link at justice.gov)
An overview of key measures in the House of Representatives’ version of the 2021 DHS appropriation, including cutting border wall spending, defunding “Remain in Mexico,” reducing ICE detention, and others.
A report from Laredo, Texas, where the Trump administration’s plan to build a tall wall along the city’s riverfront is broadly and deeply unpopular.
As Arizona coronavirus cases soar, the state’s extensive border wall system was irrelevant to stopping its spread.
The House appropriators’ narrative report accompanying the 2021 bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. (Link at appropriations.house.gov)
Finds major, basic shortcomings in CBP’s planning and purchasing as it built Donald Trump’s border wall.
A section of private border wall on the banks of the Rio Grande in south Texas, built by a pro-Trump company with donated funds, is threatened by erosion.